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ION Enterprise V6.0 SQL Server 2005 Express installation error: "Error 1706. Setup cannot find the required files. Check your connection to the network, or CD-ROM drive. For other potential solutions to this problem, see c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\1033\SETUP.CHM"

Goals and Symptoms

This error message appears after clicking Upgrade SQL Server Express on the ION Enterprise V6.0 installation menu:


Error message text:

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Setup

Error 1706. Setup cannot find the required files. Check your connection to the network, or CD-ROM drive. For other potential solutions to this problem, see c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\1033\SETUP.CHM

Causes and Fixes

There are 2 solutions to this issue.

Solution 1:
Uninstall SQL Server 2005 Express completely and then try to manually run the OWC11.msi file available in the Tools folder of SQL Server 2005. After this, install SQL Server 2005 Express again.

Solution 2:
Uninstall Office Web Components from Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel. After this, upgrade SQL Server 2005 Express again.

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